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Expanding our Institutional Sales Footprint

September 14, 2022
Andy Volz
Chief Operating Officer & Head of Prime Sales
News and Products

On the heels of Clear Street’s $165 million Series B round, we are thrilled to announce the addition of six senior sales traders and two equity finance professionals, who will be joining us in New York and Chicago.

Under the stewardship of Joseph Ricciardi, Head of U.S. Sales & Trading, the following industry experts will be coming aboard our institutional sales team:

  • David Diaz — Equity Sales & Trading
  • Chris Tierney — Equity Sales & Trading (effective September 19, 2022)
  • Erika Thomas — Equity Sales & Trading
  • Frank Davis — Equity Sales & Trading
  • John Spiegelman — Equity Sales & Trading (effective September 19, 2022)
  • Louis Natoli II — Equity Sales & Trading

Speaking to the growth of his team, Ricciardi says, “This expansion represents the next step in establishing Clear Street as a perennial force in the institutional equity arena. These new hires bring an enormous amount of credibility and knowledge to our already diverse sales team. ”

We have also broadened our equity finance team with the addition of two accomplished professionals, who will report to Pat Travers, Head of Distribution, and myself. Bjorn and Michael each have over 20 years of experience in the prime brokerage space, and I’m thrilled to have them join the team.

  • Bjorn Franson — Equity Finance
  • Michael Batanjany — Equity Finance (effective September 26, 2022)

This expansion is in line with Clear Street’s tremendous growth over the last 10 months, including our expansion into the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the launch of our Fixed Income Repo platform, and the addition of several senior hires like Chief Product Officer, Will Dulude, and VP of Engineering, Prerak Sanghvi.

You can read the full press release announcing our new sales team members here.

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